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Aug 18, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

72-52TEAM RECORD65-59

MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Texas battle on Thursday at Angel Stadium as the Angels try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Colby Lewis gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 11-8 on the season. The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Jered Weaver, who will be looking to improve on his 14-6 mark.

View Texas vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as +-150 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Angels, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 2 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 1 in the American League at 9.8 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +100 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 4-3 final on Wednesday in support of C.J. Wilson at Angel Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games
LA Angels are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games at home
LA Angels are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Chi White Sox, Friday, August 19
LA Angels home to Baltimore, Friday, August 19